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Old 04-23-2014, 06:55 PM
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I've got the GF 2/3.
I have nothing but praise from the ride to the stance.
That said... I've been a member of this forum for just over a year and can tell you I have read every thread ever posted on the topic of Groundforce vs Belltech vs McNaughty's. Bottom line they all seem to be quality products fro the reviews here. I've never read once of a guy installing a kit and then removing it due to dissatisfaction. The BellTech 2/4 gets some complaints about shimmy under cornering strain but that is all corrected with the adjustable panhard bar.
If you go lower than 2/4 you are gonna spend some time and extra money getting everything back to rock solid -- and your smooth and comfy ride will suffer ... but some guys love that kind of ride.
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Spoiler, thanks for the reply. Can you please post a measurement from the ground to the wheel well (at the center of the wheel), on the front and back?

It appears you have flares on your truck. How much do they fill in the wheel well area on the inner well?
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I've got the GF 2/3.
I have nothing but praise from the ride to the stance.
That said... I've been a member of this forum for just over a year and can tell you I have read every thread ever posted on the topic of Groundforce vs Belltech vs McNaughty's. Bottom line they all seem to be quality products fro the reviews here. I've never read once of a guy installing a kit and then removing it due to dissatisfaction. The BellTech 2/4 gets some complaints about shimmy under cornering strain but that is all corrected with the adjustable panhard bar.
If you go lower than 2/4 you are gonna spend some time and extra money getting everything back to rock solid -- and your smooth and comfy ride will suffer ... but some guys love that kind of ride.
drop that thang!!
Hows the ride with the GF kit?
Did if ever have the rear end waggle?

Will I need the adjustable panhard bar the hell wig sway bar?

Sorry for all the questions, I like your stance and with my 22s now. It looks like a 4x4..lol
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Does the Ground Force 2/3 use a track bar relocation bracket?
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Hey Guys-
The GF 2/3 drop does not require a relocation bracket or an adjustable pan hard bar.
That's the reason I went with it.
I wanted a lower stance and maintain my great ride (it is a Laramie after all )
No rear end waggle before I added the HellWig or after the install.
No knock against the Belltech or McNaughty line.
I wanted simple and I wanted NO alignment hassles and I wanted my ride to stiffen up a bit but not be harsh in any way. I spoke to a local truck shop that does alignments and they had experience with all three of the drop kits mentioned. He assured me I would get dead nuts alignment with the GF with no further accessories.
My front sits at 34 1/2" and the rear at 35 1/4" but the appearance is pretty dead level. I think the hood bulge gives it that illusion.
I have OEM fender flares and the way I see it.. if they were not installed my wheel/tire combo would be riding pretty flush with a stack fender wall. But again- no rub issues at all. Hope it helps.
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Thanks man for the info..
Great stuff..

Still on the fence weather I want to lower my truck or not but the GF looks like the one I will go with if I do.
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My front sits at 34 1/2" and the rear at 35 1/4" but the appearance is pretty dead level. I think the hood bulge gives it that illusion.
I have OEM fender flares .
Thanks! How far do the flares come down from the actual bed (wheel well)? Or if the flares were not installed what would it measure from the ground to the actual bed side?


Our stock 2014 R/T sits at 36 1/2 front and 38 5/8 rear.
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No good pics just yet, however the ground force kit is done!
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Very nice. Hows the ride?
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Only driven it about 10 miles so far but I think it actually rides better now! It still rides like a truck should. I could see where lowering another inch in the back might improve the ride over bumps though. It still has the "short wheel base bounce" over rough roads.


When we first got there to pick the truck up today. I looked at it and thought, "oh man that is probably a little to low". But after looking it over for a while, driving it home, to the car wash and looking it over in the driveway. I personally think it looks like how it should have come from the factory. It still has a little rake like most all factory trucks, but sits down a bit like it should.

The biggest benefit so far is, it made getting in and out of the truck much easier!! That in itself was more than worth the cost of everything! The ground force kit is exactly what we wanted out of "lowering" it!!

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